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List of 25+ Stubborn Dog Breeds

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Ever wondered which dog breeds tend to be the most stubborn? Every dog is different, and every one of these dogs makes great pets, but these dogs are known for being a bit more stubborn than usual. Stubbornness doesn't have to be a bad thing – just look at the Jack Russell Terrier. With proper obedience training, these lively little dogs make wonderful pets. However, the dogs on this list may be a tiny bit more difficult to train at times, and might resist you at times.

If you already own a stubborn dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a stubborn dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.
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  • The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated and can be any colour. The Jack Russell is frequently confused with the Parson Russell terrier (see the American Kennel Club) and the Russell terrier, which is a shorter-legged, stockier variety. (Within the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, the "Russell terrier" is also known as "Jack Russell terrier".) The term "Jack Russell" is also commonly misapplied to other small white terriers. The Jack Russell is a broad type, with a size range of 25–38 cm (10–15 in). The Parson Russell is limited only to a middle range with a standard...  more
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    Bull Terrier (Miniature)

    The Miniature Bull Terrier is a breed with origins in the extinct English White Terrier, the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. The first existence is documented 1872 in The Dogs of British Island. ...  more
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    Miniature Siberian Husky

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  • The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar and, since the Middle Ages, for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, and lost pets....  more
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